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The Government of Belize has designated an additional BZD$7 million dollars in the form of the MSME  Support Program to assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) which is separate from the BZD$14 million currently administered through the Social Security Board to assist with unemployment relief. This program comprises as follows:·         $2.5 million: Grants to micro-enterprises from across the country, with a cap of $2,500 each. ·         $7 million: Wage subsidies to promote employee retention on the condition that these businesses

In an address to the nation on August 5th, 2020, Belize's Prime Minister – The Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow announced that there will be a delay in the reopening of the Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) originally scheduled for August 15th, 2020. After Belize experienced two consecutive days of spiked increases in positive cases, the Prime Minister stated that the official opening will be delayed, however, scheduled repatriation flights will continue. For persons planning business or vacation travel to Belize, the

  The Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport was previously closed on Monday, March 23rd after the last scheduled flight departed. On June 25, the Prime Minister of Belize officially announced that the Philip Goldson International Airport will be reopened on August 15th, 2020 to allow travel to Belize.  All travelers to Belize will be required to adhere to the arrival protocols and health and safety measures implemented by the Government of Belize including social distancing, hand sanitization, proper hygiene, and the wearing

  On Thursday, June 25th, 2020, Belize launched Phase 3 of its 5-Phase re-opening tourism strategy. The official announcement was made by the Prime Minister of Belize for the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport on August 15, 2020.   The 5-Phase approach allows for the tourism industry to reopen responsibly and ensuring the safety of the citizens of Belize and its visitors. The Belize Tourism Board also shared the Travel Entry Requirements where visitors will be required to arrive with a

  The Belize Hotel Association in collaboration with Viaventure Central America held its first virtual travel webinar series on June 1st to June 4th, 2020. Connecting over 30 hoteliers and tour operators across the region of Belize with distinguished international travel agents and wholesalers, the trade show provided a free virtual trip to Belize as a travel destination and the attendance of local experts who were present from the comfort and safety of their homes. The aim of the webinar series was